Paddy Power’s Millionaire Chase: I hadn’t a clue I’d won €10k prize says second winner in New Year’s day giveaway

It's two down and four to go for Paddy's Paddy Power's Millionaire Chase bonanza.

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Another Saturday, another €/£10k weekly winner as Chris from Mohill became the second qualifier for Paddy Power’s Millionaire Chase on New Year’s Day.

Chris backed the Kim Bailey-trained First Flow (3/1) to win the 3.17 at Ascot on Saturday and was then picked out as the €/£10k weekly prize winner in Monday night’s draw on Paddy Power’s Facebook and Twitter channels.

More importantly, Chris now goes forward as one of the finalists with last week’s winner Carol in Paddy Power’s Millionaire Chase at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day with the chance to win a million quid. Literally!

Paddy broke the good news to Chris, a Bolton-born Aston Villa fan who has lived in Ireland for more than 20 years.

PP: When did you hear you won the prize?

I remember Opting In on but kind of forgot about it then until someone contacted me. I hadn’t a clue what was going on really when I was told I’d won and should have read the mail properly to be honest. Even to hear I’d won the £/€10k weekly prize was a huge surprise as was going  into the final field for the Paddy Power Millionaire Chase sweepstake on New Year’s Day at Cheltenham with the chance to win £/€1m.

PP: Why did you pick First Flow?

I don’t know how I hit on First Flow. I was backing two or three that day and it just seemed to jump off the page at me, so I thought, why not? If I thought I had the chance to win the Millionaire Chase qualifier I might have studied the form a bit more and picked something else! Thankfully, it worked out.

PP: What will you do with the money? 

The last year has been a bit of a slog and there seems to have been nothing but bad luck around every corner. I’m glad lady luck has finally smiled on me. I hate to be boring, but if I won the £/€1 million on New Year’s Day, I’ll buy a house, a car and put something aside for the kids.

One thing’s for sure – I won’t be giving any of it back to you Paddy!

What advice would you give for next Saturday’s race at Newbury?

Make sure you opt in & place a bet to enter the Millionaire Chase qualifier at Newbury on Saturday 3pm It could be a life changer. Keel Haul James Davies Paddy Power Handicap Chase Cheltenham November 13, 2015

The competition continues this Saturday, November 28 at Newbury with the Handicap Chase at 3pm and is open to existing Paddy Power customers and newcomers. All you have to do is OPT IN to the competition after Thursday each week, back the winner and roll into our weekly €/£10k draw and the chance to win £1m on New Year’s Day at Cheltenham.

Be sure to  OPT IN  each week – even if you are a Paddy Power Customer and have opted in before. Then you need to place a winning bet on any of the remaining 4 qualifying races (see below) through the Paddy Power app or Paddy Power website from this weekend through to December 19.

Remaining qualifier races

Qualifying race 3: Nov 28 Newbury 3.00pm
Qualifying race 4: Dec 5: Sandown 3.35pm
Qualifying race 5: Dec 12: Cheltenham 3.05pm
Qualifying race 6: Dec 19: Ascot 3.35pm

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